Photograph of start line for 100m men's sprint final, 1948 London Olympic Games

Object Type
Photography/Photograph/Black and white
Date Used
31 Jul 1948
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Brief Description
A black and white photograph of six male athletes at the start of the 100m men's sprint race, 1948 Olympic Games. On the reverse is a handwritten (largely illegible) list of athletes.
0 - Whole: H: 205 W: 255mm (H: 8 1/16 W: 10 1/16")
Date Used
31 Jul 1948
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Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Mr A H Toyne and the late Mr Ken Moses, 'Argus' photographer and journalist.


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This is the start of the 1952 Olympic 100m final featuring John Treloar (AUS) in lane one. The other related photo is the finish of the event.

- Graham Thomas

Posted on 29-06-2020 23:38:17